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9 Tech Advances in Incident Response

The Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013 killed three people and injured scores of others who competed in and attended the annual running event.

A decade after the bombing, former commissioner of the Boston Police Department during the bombing incident response, Edward Davis III, testified before Congress about lessons learned and security advancements made to protect the United States.

“Improved technology, including communication technology; video and photographic evidence; the use of social media; and the rapid evolution of machine learning and more recently, artificial intelligence, have contributed to expediency, accuracy, and protection of the American public throughout the last 10 years,” said Davis, who has since founded the security consultancy The Edward Davis Company.

In his testimony, Davis shared nine technological advancements that are changing the way security practitioners respond to incidents at mass events: